Allow me to be frank at the commencement: I have nothing against Kansas State University. It has a beautiful campus in the adorably nicknamed Little AppleâManhattan, Kansas is kinda like Corvallis with an army base. Running the 10K Brew 2 Shoe race was one of the highlights to my summer of â11. Itâs hard to imagine a more refreshing feeling than cracking open a can of Tallgrass beer after stumbling past that finish line, nipples bloodied.
But interacting with Kansas State fans has soured me on the program. Iâve dealt with K-State fans who tout the most generic mascot as somehow superior to the Ducks. Iâve gotten into arguments with others over exactly what happened to the home-and-home series between the two programs (Hint: Itâs the team who paid the buyout). And quite frankly, there isnât much to distinguish them from other fanbases outside of their purple wardrobe.
Well, except for the silly EMAW (Every Man A Wildcat) chant. By my count there was one Wildcat on my flight to Phoenix. He didnât have much to say outside of expecting a 52-17 Oregon victory. If thatâs how Wildcats think, then we just might all be Wildcats today.
Earn Ma A Wagon #EMAWâ Alex (@theducksguy) January 3, 2013
Four hours to game time. WTD Ducks!What is this #EMAW thing anyway? Everday Mariota Assumes Wins?â Kurt Liedtke (@keeerrrttt1) January 3, 2013
Every mallard a winner #EMAWâ Colby Schlicker (@ColbSchlick) January 3, 2013
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BLACK MAMBA!!!!!! Strike up the Band! TD Duckies!!!! #GoDucksâ Geoff Schwartz (@GeoffSchwartz76) January 4, 2013
Not since West Virginia dropped 70 points on Clemson last year has a BCS game looked like such a mismatch.
Impressive open field tackle by Alonso to stop Klein on that scramble and force a 3rd & long.
Start of the Third Quarter
Chili dog now eating.
8:03 Oregon 32, Kansas State 10
1:35Kansas State tallies its first positive play of the half with a sack of Marcus Mariota on 4th down. But now it's time for the K-State offense to try again.